Christingle Service shines a light for children

The annual Christingle Service at All Saints Church was able to take place as planned just days after the end of the lockdown restrictions re-opened the church for services. Each family or “household bubble” was allocated their own reserved pew 2 metres distance from the next group. Christingle-making kits including the oranges were provided in special bags and each group made their own Christingles sitting in their pews.

The traditional lighting of the Christingle candles in the darkened church symbolised the light of Christ always shining even in a dark world. Whilst not able to create a ring of light around the church as in previous years, because families were restricted to their pews, even so the points of light shining in all corners was an awesome moment, re-igniting the Christmas spirit for the congregation.

The service was led by The Reverend Hannah Higginson. She talked about the light of Christ and the work of the Children’s Society bringing light and help into the lives of children struggling through a dark time in their lives. Singing indoors by the whole congregation remains disallowed under coronavirus safety rules so Hannah led lively actions to pre-recorded versions of Christingle-themed songs.

The service was organised with members of the Wokingham local committee of The Children’s Society. It raised £302 for its work.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for the latest updated from All Saints Wokingham

Latest news

Celebrating Jesus’ resurrection in style!

We enjoyed some wonderful Easter celebrations this year, starting with our dawn service which a good number of folk came…

Read More...

New Rector Announced!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the interview day and the whole recruitment process. It was a really well-run…

Read More...

Donkey leads our Palm Sunday Procession

We had a great morning on Palm Sunday, following our parish communion service, church members followed Samson the donkey through…

Read More...